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First Time Home Buyers: What You Need to Know About Home Inspections

Buying your first home is an exhilarating experience, filled with anticipation and dreams of the future. Yet, amidst the excitement, it's essential to approach the process with a well-informed perspective. One critical step that often doesn’t get the spotlight it deserves is the home inspection. In this guide, we'll explore why home inspections are vital for first-time home buyers in Canada and walk you...
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Ultimate Guide to Summer Home Maintenance: Keep Your Home Cool and Costs Low

DIY Home Improvement for Summer Summer’s knocking on the door, and while we’re all dreaming of beach trips and backyard BBQs, let’s not forget about prepping our homes for the hot months ahead. As a registered home inspector in Ontario, I’m here to help you get your house summer-ready, saving you time, money, and a few sweat beads along the way.  Air Conditioning Care: Keep It Cool and...
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This Is How to Improve Air Quality in Your House

Some air pollutants have a 2 to 5 times higher concentration indoors than outdoors. Since the average person is indoors 90% of the time, figuring out how to improve air quality is a priority. Air pollution can cause anything from minor irritation to serious health conditions, such as cancer. Radon can cause lung cancer, and carbon monoxide can be deadly. Keep reading for tips on improving air quality...
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Should You Have a Home Tested for Mold Before You Move in?

Purchasing a new home is a big investment whether you're looking to renovate and sell it, or to create a forever home. The buying process comes with a lot of factors to consider as well. Although the first and most important thing you think of when house shopping is the price, there are so many other important variables that come along with it. Before signing the final papers, you'll want to be sure that...
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Why Do You Need a Pool Inspection Before You Sell Your Home?

Many homeowners expect that a swimming pool in the backyard will increase the value of their home, but that may not be the case. Real estate experts note that swimming pools may not raise the value of your home. At least, not enough to cover the amount you spent on an increased insurance policy or regular maintenance. If you already have a pool and you're getting ready to put your house on the market, you...
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